This is exactly what I was afraid of when this anti-illegal immigrant hysteria was whipped up by the conservative troglodytes looking to round up some must needed bigot votes:
Raids fill Hispanics with fear Legal or not, many stay at home BY RYAN CLARK AND KAREN GUTIÉRREZ | ENQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
FLORENCE - Yolanda Wysocki spent part of last week begging Hispanic parents to send their children back to Collins Elementary School.
But the parents were afraid. On Tuesday, 76 allegedly undocumented immigrants had been arrested in Florence. Could the same happen to them or their children?
The roundup has drawn attention to Florence's Hispanic residents, less than 4 percent of the population.
Theirs is a world in which some are now staying locked inside their homes, fearful of police. Others have proper documentation, yet are met with suspicious glances. Still others - resigned to the risk of deportation - continue to openly look for work.
Collins Elementary School has 80 students in a special program for English language learners. The day of the arrests, 10 were absent.
One mother kept her children at home because her husband had been taken away by authorities that day.
Another was afraid to put her children on the bus because she thought she might never see them again, said Wysocki, an assistant teacher in the English-language program and a native of Mexico.
What's next, are we going to fill cattle cars with 12 million illegals?